From China to India

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U.S.-China relations have been in decline for a long time. The United States had for years provided China with relatively free access to the...

Why Mexico Belongs in North America

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Aug. 3, 2016 Its geopolitical reality is not consistent with its categorization as a Latin American country.

China Is Still Really Poor

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Sept. 15, 2016 China says it has lifted 700 million people out of poverty. What does that really mean?

Iran and the United States: What Comes Next

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In order to understand the current confrontation between Iran and the United States, we might begin with the Persian-Babylonian wars. Alternatively, we could begin...

Turkey Makes Its Move

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In “The Next 100 Years,” I described Turkey as an emerging regional power that would over time extend its sphere of influence to resemble...

The Role of Political Leaders

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Even the most powerful ones are constrained by impersonal forces.

Power and the Rise and Fall of Nations

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Last week, I appeared on a Turkish TV station and spoke to a business group in Switzerland. The same question was the focus of...

Back to the Future: China and the US

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The COVID-19 disease, which seems likely to be with us for a long time, has done its part to define history. But it has...